Broad River

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Broad River Levels

June 5 2023

18,417 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-827.0 cfs (-8.18%) since yesterday
66.24% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Broad River was last observed at 9285 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 18417 acre-ft of water today; about 66% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 14017 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 291,600 cfs on 2020-02-08.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Broad River At Alston reporting a streamflow rate of 3,250 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Broad River Below Cherokee Falls with a gage stage of 25.85 ft. This river is monitored from 9 different streamgauging stations along the Broad River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 640 ft, the Broad River Near Boiling Springs.

River Summary: The Broad River is a major tributary of the Savannah River in the southeastern United States. It is approximately 150 miles long and flows through the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. The river has a rich history, serving as a vital transportation route for Native Americans and European settlers during the colonial era. Today, the river is used primarily for hydroelectricity generation, with several notable dams and reservoirs along its length, including Lake Lure, Lake Greenwood, and Lake Murray. Additionally, the river supports a variety of recreational activities, such as fishing, boating, and hiking, as well as agricultural uses, including irrigation and livestock grazing. The Broad River is an important natural resource in the region, providing both economic and ecological benefits.

Last Updated 2023-06-05
Streamflow 9,285.0 cfs
Percent Normal 66.24%
Maximum 291,600.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Broad River Near Boiling Springs
USGS 02151500
641 cfs 1.89 ft -19.27
Broad River Near Blacksburg
USGS 02153200
968 cfs 3.08 ft -18.66
Broad River Near Gaffney
USGS 02153500
1890 cfs 5.70 ft
Broad River Below Cherokee Falls
USGS 02153551
1130 cfs 25.85 ft -31.1
Broad River Above Carlton
USGS 02191300
536 cfs 2.52 ft -3.07
Broad River Near Bell
USGS 02192000
906 cfs 5.1 ft -5.43
Broad River Near Carlisle
USGS 02156500
2390 cfs 3.61 ft 3.02
Broad River At Alston
USGS 02161000
3250 cfs 4.49 ft 1.25
Broad River Near The Cutoff
USGS 02290878
138 cfs 0.5 ft -90.92

Broad River Peak Annual Discharge

Broad River maximum total discharge

Broad River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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